What is Atlanta’s cultural scene like?

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Atlanta boasts a lively arts and culture community for diverse tastes. Ever evolving, there is something for everyone.

A significant contributor to Atlanta’s cultural scene is the non-profit Woodruff Arts Center, a combination of facilities for an array of performing and visual arts. Get inspired with the Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the renowned High Museum of Art, the Alliance Theatre, the 14th Street Playhouse, as well as folk art and photo galleries. Catch a Broadway play or the ballet at the Atlanta Civic Center, the official venue of the 1996 Olympic Games Cultural Olympiad.

Find some alternative culture at Little Five Points, Atlanta’s boho retail district near Inman Park. Home to kitschy, quirky, novelty and vintage finds, you can find some of the best music stores in the city. It’s a great place for gift shopping, whether you scoop up a rare record or retro-chic accessories.

History buffs should head to the Atlanta History Center, a comprehensive experience of Atlanta’s unique past, located just steps from the Governor’s Mansion (also free of charge) in Buckhead. Learn about regional history, from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement.

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